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Dual Immersion - Administration

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility

(562) 997-8000 ext.2960 Coordinator

  Dual Immersion - Staff

Contact Phone / Address Position / Responsibility

(562)997-8000 ext. 2960 Coach

(562)997-8000 ext. 2960 Coach

(562)997-8000 ext. 2960 Coach

(562)997-8000 ext. 2960 Bilingual Staff Secretary

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Unique and exciting opportunities for students to prepare for a global future, become bilingual and biliterate in two languages, and develops multicultural perspectives


Dual Immersion

LBUSD Dual Immersion Programs implement a two-way dual language model of instruction, serving native speakers of English alongside native speakers of Spanish.  Students from both language groups attend class together, learn from each other and receive academic instruction in both languages.  

Dual Immersion Program Goals:

  • Bilingualism & Biliteracy

    • Students become balanced bilinguals

  • High Academic Achievement

    • Students meet or exceed grade level standards in both English and the target language

  • Sociocultural Competence

    • Students learn and appreciate cultures other than their own

    • Students learn and appreciate the culture of the target language


LBUSD offers two Dual Immersion Program Models: 

90/10 DI program model is a dual language instructional model where beginning in Kindergarten, 90% of instruction is in a target language and 10% of instruction is English. The percentage of instruction in English increases in each subsequent grade until reaching a 50/50 distribution in 4th through 8th grade.

Offering a 90:10 Dual Immersion program:

  • Bixby Elementary School, Principal: Sam Platis
    5251 E. Stearns Street
    Long Beach, CA 90815
    (562) 498-3794
    (562) 4981711 FAX
  • Chavez Elementary School, Principal: Brenda OCampo
    730 W. Third St.
    Long Beach CA 90802
    (562) 590-0904
    (562) 590-6538 FAX
  • Henry Elementary School, Principal: Rose Vitetta
    3720 Canehill Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90808
    (562) 421-3754
    (562) 420-7849 FAX
  • Willard Elementary School, Principal: Jennifer Rodarte
    1055 Freeman Avenue
    Long Beach, CA 90804
    (562) 438-9934
    (562) 439-8156 FAX
  • 50/50 Dual Immersion program model is a dual language instructional model where 50% of instruction is in a target language and 50% of instruction is in English from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

    50/50 Dual Immersion programs:

    Offering a 50:50 Dual Immersion program:
    • Lafayette Elementary School, Principal: David Komatz
      2445 Chestnut Avenue
      Long Beach, CA 90806
      (562) 426-7075
      (562) 490-7318 FAX
    • Webster Elementary School, Principal: Sarah Forrester
      1755 W. 32nd Way
      Long Beach, CA 90810
      (562) 595-6568
      (562) 595-5710 FAX
    • Keller Middle School, Principal: Dawn Lomeli
      7020 Brittain Street
      Long Beach, CA 90808
      (562) 421-8851

Dual Immerison Resources – outside sources
California Department of Education
California Association for Bilingual Education
Center for Applied Linguistics


Department Info

Department Address
1515 Hughes Way
Long Beach, CA 90810

Department Phone
(562) 997-8025